SHA reveals preliminary results of MD 28/198 study

Photo of people looking at highway project maps.

Earlier today, the State Highway Administration (SHA) shared some preliminary results of the 28/198 Corridor Improvement Study, which could transform the major highway in Spencerville and Burtonsville. The public is invited to share their opinions […]

Hucker calls out misinformation circulated by BRT opponents

Councilmember Tom Hucker corrects misinformation regarding US 29 BRT at May 4 Worksession of Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment (T&E) Committee. Video clip obtained from montgomerycountymd.gov.

“It’s disturbing that I have received at least dozens of emails this week telling me blatantly misrepresentational things about this project, and I know that’s in none of our interest. So I’d like to take […]

Setting the record straight on MetroExtra for US 29

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Two days ago, Council President Roger Berliner shared a story on Facebook about the political and economic risks of Montgomery County chipping in funds to pay WMATA for a new bus service. He wrote, “We need […]

Opinion: East County native Dan Reed best fit on Planning Board

East County is fortunate to have two long-time residents and advocates selected as finalists for the open seat on the Planning Board. Peter Myo Khin Khin of Colesville and Dan Reed of Silver Spring will […]

Tax credits in Burtonsville/Briggs Chaney could encourage redevelopment, jobs

Photo of vacant lot and dilapidated grocery store.

This spring, Montgomery County will submit an application to the Maryland Department of Commerce (MDOC) to establish an “Enterprise Zone” (EZ) in Burtonsville and Briggs Chaney. A public hearing is scheduled tomorrow, Thursday March 16 […]

Photos of Global Food Grand Opening

Global Food opened yesterday at Briggs Chaney Marketplace, in the location of the old Safeway. Below are some photos and statements from community members, elected officials, and non-profits about this momentous occasion for East County. Peter Myo […]

New Grocery Store Coming to Briggs Chaney

Photo of front door with Global Food poster.

Briggs Chaney Marketplace lost its anchor grocery store eight months ago, to the surprise and dismay of the local community. Some feared that the loss would result in a “food desert” for the area, given […]

White Oak could be the “Silicon Valley of Healthcare”

Artist's rendering of Viva White Oak.

East County has waited too long for investment in jobs and transit while the rest of the county prospers. The White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan would provide up to 10,000 new jobs from three […]

BRT will reduce congestion and commute times on US 29

Photo of BRT station in Arlington

East County has long suffered from a lack of reliable and convenient transit options. But the County plans to fix this in the next three years by providing a transit system along US 29. The County anticipates […]

Burtonsville residents launch group to make MD 198 safer

Photo of charrette participants placing LEGO blocks on a large aerial image of Burtonsville

Shifting LEGO blocks around a large map of Burtonsville, local residents, businessowners, and community leaders met last night to evaluate highway improvements such as medians, turn lanes, and traffic lights along Old Columbia Pike (MD 198). This […]